Gov. Patrick Attends March On Washington

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Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick was among those in Washington to honor the 50th anniversary of a civil rights march that included the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have A Dream" speech.

Patrick traveled to Washington on Saturday for a march from the Lincoln Memorial, where King spoke, to the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial.

Saturday's march was led by the Rev. Al Sharpton and King's son, Martin Luther King III. They were joined by the parents of Trayvon Martin, and family members of Emmett Till, a 14-year-old Chicago boy killed in Mississippi in 1955 after he was accused of flirting with a white woman.

Many other Massachusetts residents also planned to attend the anniversary of the events considered landmarks in the national civil rights movement.

This article was originally published on August 24, 2013.

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